Akashaga, Ākāśaga, Akasha-ga: 7 definitions

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Introduction:

Akashaga means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Ākāśaga can be transliterated into English as Akasaga or Akashaga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Ākāśaga (आकाशग) refers to a class of bhūta deities according to the Śvetāmbara tradition of Jainism, while Digambara does not recognize this class. The bhūtas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas).

The deities such as the Ākāśagas are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākāśaga (आकाशग).—a. moving through the atmosphere.

-gaḥ a bird.

- the heavenly Ganges.

Derivable forms: ākāśagaḥ (आकाशगः).

Ākāśaga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ākāśa and ga (ग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākāśaga (आकाशग).—[ākāśa-ga] (vb. gam). I. adj., f. , Moving in or through the sky, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 33, 8; 1, 38, 7. Ii. m. A bird, Chr. 41, 21.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākāśaga (आकाशग).—moving through the sky; [masculine] bird.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ākāśaga (आकाशग):—[=ā-kāśa-ga] [from ā-kāśa > ā-kāś] mf(ā)n. going through the atmosphere (as the Gaṅgā; See -gaṅgā), [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a bird, [Mahābhārata v, 7287.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ākāśaga (आकाशग):——

1) Adj. (f. ā) im Luftraum sich bewegend , — befindend.

2) m. Vogel.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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